“Thinks outside the box to find interesting and creative solutions.”
“A leading insolvency and restructuring team.”
Our Restructuring and Insolvency Group comprises multilingual lawyers versed in both civil law and common law tradition. Schellenberg Wittmer can consolidate a large, qualified team at short notice in both French-speaking and German-speaking Switzerland. Our team is experienced in in-court and out-of-court reorganizations, and advise both debtors in financial difficulties and creditors. Thanks to our excellent track record and reputation, certain team members are also frequently appointed by courts or authorities (notably FINMA) as insolvency administrators or liquidators.
The firm is recognised as a leader in restructuring and insolvency, including insolvency-related litigation, representing banks, hedge funds, private equity firms and other creditors and acquirers in insolvency and litigation proceedings.
Our team members regularly work in collaboration with other key practice groups such as Mergers & Acquisitions (distressed M&A, composition proceedings with assignment of assets, etc.) Corporate and Commercial (mergers, spin-offs and split-offs, advice to board members on crisis management and specific duties of the board of directors and good corporate governance in a distressed environment), Employment (TUPE-like transfers of employees, mass dismissals, social plans, partial liquidation of pension plans), Banking and Finance (bridge-loan, financing and re-financing, reschedule of claims), Tax, and Litigation (filing of insolvency applications on behalf of debtors or creditors). We also work closely with our sector experts to ensure full understanding of the industries involved to deliver the most sustainable solutions.
Our Restructuring and Insolvency Group, where appropriate in close collaboration with other key practice groups, offers advice and assistance to our clients in areas including:
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Schellenberg Wittmer's restructuring & insolvency practice group has been featured in the GRR 100, the Global Restructuring Review's annual guide to the world’s leading practices on cross-border matters …
The 30th edition of the IFLR1000 has highly ranked Schellenberg Wittmer's M&A, Banking & Finance, Financial Services Regulatory, Capital Markets: Equity & Debt and Structured Finance and Securitization …
Olivier Hari was interviewed by Le Temps, as a specialist opinion on Federal Councilor Karin Keller-Sutter's suspension proposal – allowing businesses and the self-employed to avoid bankruptcy, and …
The group and leading practitioners are highly ranked among leading law firms across international directories and publications:
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